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Goal 12: Presidents Part 2. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) . Persian Gulf War U.S. along with U.N. forces will fight Iraq Free Kuwait – seized for their oil. August 1990. U.S. Oil interests in Kuwait. Texas v. Johnson (1991) Supreme Court ruled in favor of burning flags. Symbolic Speech.

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george h w bush 1989 1993
George H.W. Bush(1989-1993)
  • Persian Gulf War
    • U.S. along with U.N. forces will fight Iraq
    • Free Kuwait – seized for their oil. August 1990.
    • U.S. Oil interests in Kuwait.
  • Texas v. Johnson (1991)
    • Supreme Court ruled in favor of burning flags.
    • Symbolic Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l2TQ8a4LK3A

bill clinton 1993 2001
Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  • Won because of a split in the Republican party.
    • H. Ross. Perot ran as an Independent.
  • NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
    • Free Trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
    • Controversial – people were afraid lower wages would lead jobs to be moved to Mexico
  • Monica Lewinsky Affair
    • Go through impeachment trial and acquitted.
    • Was impeached – was NOT removed from Office
george w bush 2001 2009
George W. Bush(2001-2009)
  • Al Gore (Democrat) v. George Bush (Republican)
    • Florida – crucial vote
    • Re-count the votes – republicans sue to stop the vote.
      • US supreme court votes – (5-4) on December 12 the recount is stopped.
    • Bush Declared the winner
george bush cont
George Bush cont.
  • 9/11
    • U.S. response:
      • Department of Homeland Security
      • “War on Terror” – starting in Afghanistan (Operation enduring freedom)
      • Airline Security
      • Man hunt for Osama bin Laden
      • Patriot Act – US greater latitude in how they get information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lKZqqSI9-s&feature=player_embedded

bush continued
Bush Continued
  • War in Iraq
    • Why:
      • Intelligence Reports of Nuclear Weapons
      • Hussein’s Genocides on Northern Iraq’s Kurd population.
      • Hussein fails to comply with UN sanctions and investigators.
    • Results:
      • Take over the Capital and Hussein .
        • He was found in a secret bunker, tried, and put to death
      • No weapons of mass destruction.
      • We just pulled out officially – war that costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
barrack obama 2009 current
Barrack Obama(2009- Current)
  • Healthcare:
    • Attempts to give healthcare to all American
    • Still being decided (expected to start by 2014) – Clinton tried a similar plan in 1990s.
  • Ends war in Iraq
  • Closes Guantanamo Bay in Cuba
  • Death of Osama Bin Laden
    • Hiding in Pakistan
obama continued
Obama Continued
  • Win again in 2012 against Mitt Romney
  • Issues: Obamacare?
  • Fate of the Fiscal Cliff?
    • Raising taxes, raising prices in goods and services?
  • Foreign Affairs:
    • North Korea – nuclear threat
    • Afghanistan – time to end the war?
    • Iran – nuclear threat
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